FACEBOOK accused a meat-lover of hate speech — for praising a butcher’s faggots.

Stunned Paul Lynch, 55, had his post taken down by the social media giant.

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Paul Lynch was accused of ‘hate speech’ after praising a butcher’s faggots on Facebook[/caption]

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He had urged his online pals to sample the offal dish in the Morriston area of Swansea, where locals are nicknamed “monkeys”.

He posted: “If you’re not buying Thomas’s Of Morriston the butchers on Morriston Cross’ faggots on a Tuesday are you even a monkey?”

Paul explained: “He makes them every Tuesday and if you go early they are still hot and absolutely delicious.” However, Facebook said he used hate speech and took down the post.

Paul said: “I assumed an algorithm picked out the word ‘faggot’ because it’s sometimes used as offensive American slang. I asked Facebook to review their decision, thinking a human would check the context.”


He then got a second message upholding the decision, which he said was “highly offensive and morally wrong”.

Butcher Bryan Thomas thanked everyone who “made kind comments about our faggots”.

Facebook said: “This post was removed in error. As soon as we realised our mistake, we restored the post.”

Facebook claimed taking down the post was a mistake and soon after restored it
Lynch urged friends to visit Thomas’s of Morriston butchers
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